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The mother-offspring dyad and the immune system.
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PMID:  10772267     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONCLUSION: It is suggested that the milk lymphocytes may be taken up by the offspring and that immunological information is thereby carried over from the mother. This mechanism may explain why breastfeeding seems to confer enhanced protection against infections also some years after the termination of breastfeeding.
L A Hanson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-13     Completed Date:  2000-07-13     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  252-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Immunology, University of Göteborg, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Anti-Idiotypic / immunology
Cytokines / immunology
Embryonic and Fetal Development / immunology*
Fetal Growth Retardation / immunology
HLA Antigens / immunology
Immune Tolerance
Infant, Newborn / immunology*
Lymphocytes / immunology
Milk, Human / immunology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Anti-Idiotypic; 0/Cytokines; 0/HLA Antigens

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